Casa Arrillaga in Añasco, Puerto Rico
Añasco is known as La Ciudad Donde los Dioses Mueren (the city where the gods die) and El Pueblo Del Hojaldre. The town was founded in October 18, 1733 by Luis de Añasco. The city was named after Don Luis de Añasco.
Añasco is located in Costal Valley of the West region, bordering the Mona Passage to the west, north of Mayagüez and Las Marías; south of Rincón, Aguada and Moca; and west of San Sebastián and Las Marías.
Añasco’s highest peaks include Canta Gallo (370 m), Gordo (340 m) and Pichón (340 m). Its annual precipitation is 80.4 and its rivers include Río Grande de Añasco (originates in Lares), Huamtas, Casey, La Balase and La Mona. The annual precipitation is approximately 80.4 inches and the average temperature is 75ºF.
The surrounding areas produces sugar and fruits. Añasco has been long known for producing the best moonshine rum in Puerto Rico.
There are many well-known “añasqueños”, among them:
- Mariana Bracetti, patriot and leader of the Puerto Rico independence movement in the 1860’s
- José de Jesús Domínguez, poet
- Víctor Arrillaga, poet